The Supreme Court on Monday allowed an investigation team to access the original visitors’ diary at ex-CBI director Ranjit Sinha’s residence. The team is probing if Sinha’s meetings with some accused in the coal block allocation scheme cases impacted the investigation. “The visitors’ log book, which is lying in sealed cover with another bench hearing 2G […]
The apex court had on September 14, entrusted M L Sharma with the power to summon any person in his inquiry against Sinha, accused of scuttling probe in the coal block scam as the agency’s chief.
The bench, also comprising Justices Kurian Joseph and A K Sikri, took on record the statement of Rohatgi and posted the matter for hearing on August 10.
The bench, issued notices to the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate on a plea by the NGO Common Cause, which has demanded a court-monitored inquiry into the diary.
What were the meetings that the former CBI Director had that the Supreme Court has deemed inappropriate and fit for investigation? APPU ESTHOSE SURESH recalls the case of the visitors’ books.
The SC indicted former CBI director Ranjit Sinha for meeting coal block allocation scam accused at his Delhi residence privately.
The bench is also hearing the application filed by Sinha accusing the NGO and its counsel Bhushan of perjury.
Bhushan’s note relied on a visitors’ logbook, showed several accused in 2G and coal scam cases meeting Sinha at his Delhi residence.
Aware of challenges, will strengthen cause of justice, says Anil Sinha
Anil Sinha, who was serving as second-in-command in the CBI, will take over from Ranjit Sinha.
The CBI officers also presented a memento to Sinha, following which he headed to his office.
When asked about his post-retirement plans, Sinha replied, “I will not follow others. I will do what I have to.”
This is the second consecutive day that the CBI chief has been clicked with his eyes shut.
It also alleges that Sinha forced officers probing the coal scam not to register FIRs in cases where PEs had been filed.
CBI Director Ranjit Sinha’s tenure will end on December 2. The new appointment is likely to be made before the present tenure ends.